January 11, 2019
Services – 6:30 pm
Dinner – 7:30 pm
You have to love that our most ancient ritual, Shabbat, starts with a most contemporary aesthetic: dining by candlelight. In Jewish tradition, lighting candles at sunset on Friday is the last act of the workweek, the literal spark that carries us into Shabbat. Yet nowhere in the Torah does God command us to light two candles at dusk. Rather, over the centuries, the sages linked the practice to shamor and zachor, the commandments to keep and remember Shabbat.
Start this new year with Temple friends and family when we keep and remember Shabbat at Sha’arei Shabbat services. Ease yourself into a new ritual by attending this shortened worship service followed by a delicious dinner.